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No more Deals for Dollar Tree with new store conversion plan

BY Michael Johnsen

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Dollar Tree on Tuesday announced plans to re-brand its Deals banner. Of its 222 store locations, 217 Deals stores will be converted to Dollar Tree and the remaining five will be converted to Family Dollar.
 
"Now that we have successfully completed our acquisition of more than 8,200 Family Dollar stores, we are confident that we can better serve our Deals customers and markets through one of our primary banners – Dollar Tree, which offers tremendous values for needs and wants at the single price-point of $1 or Family Dollar, your neighborhood discount variety store which provides name-brand and quality private-brand consumable products at everyday low prices," stated Bob Sasser, Dollar Tree CEO. 
 
Dollar Tree acquired 138 Deals store locations on March 29, 2006. Since then, the chain has grown to 222 store locations across 19 states. The Deals stores have served customers by offering low prices on everyday essentials, party, seasonal and home products in a multi-price point environment.
 
On July 6, 2015, Dollar Tree completed its acquisition of more than 8,200 Family Dollar stores across 46 states.
 
The Deals store conversions are expected to be completed by the end of July 2016. Additionally, the company remains committed to its initiative to re-banner hundreds of Family Dollar stores to Dollar Tree stores. Dollar Tree is on track to complete at least 150 Family Dollar-to-Dollar Tree conversions by the end of October 2015, and plans more of these conversions for 2016.
 
 
 
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Kroger banners Ralphs, Food 4 Less enlisting customer help in battling diabetes

BY Michael Johnsen

LOS ANGELES – As part of their Diabetes Awareness Month activities, supermarket partners Ralphs and Food 4 Less are inviting their customers to be part of the Stop Diabetes movement.
 
"Ralphs and Food 4 Less are proud to support the ADA's efforts," stated Kendra Doyel, VP corporate affairs for Ralphs and Food 4 Less. "We hope our support of the ADA and our ongoing commitment to help stop diabetes will encourage, inspire and empower people to live healthy lifestyles."
 
From Oct. 14 through Nov. 10, Ralphs and Food 4 Less are offering their customers the opportunity to help in the fight to stop diabetes by donating their spare change in specially-marked coin boxes located at the check stands in all Ralphs and Food 4 Less stores in Southern California. Also collecting funds to help stop diabetes will be 14 Food 4 Less stores serving the greater Chicago area, and 22 Foods Co stores serving Central and Northern California.
 
All funds raised will be donated to the American Diabetes Association in support of its mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
 
Ralphs and Food 4 Less are also supporting Diabetes Awareness Month by serving as a Presenting Sponsors of this year's ADA Los Angeles Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes fundraising and awareness walk on  Nov. 14 in Griffith Park. In addition to financial support, Ralphs and Food 4 Less are donating diabetes friendly snacks for walk participants to enjoy.
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